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any of the rows of seats occupied by the
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Examples from the Web for back bench
Why is a general so lionized hanging up his uniform for a back-bench position?
Behind David Petraeus' CIA Detour
May 6, 2011
But the Virginia congressman has the most to gain from a back-bench revolt.
John Boehner's GOP Headaches
Benjamin Sarlin, Samuel P. Jacobs
January 6, 2011